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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Elymus

Elymus caninus (Linn.) Linn., Fl. Suec., ed. 2, 39. 1755. Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 118. 1976; Melderis in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:193. 1980.

  • Agropyron caninum (Linn.) P. Beauv.
  • Roegneria canina (Linn.) Nevski
  • Triticum caninum Linn.

    Tufted perennial without rhizomes; culms 30-110 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending, slender. Leaf-blades flat, 10-30 cm long, 4-13 mm wide, glabrous or loosely hairy above; sheaths glabrous along the margins. Spike slender, 5-20 cm long (excluding the awns), curved or nodding; rhachis joints scabrid or shortly hairy along the margins. Spikelets 2-6-flowered, 10-15(-20) mm long (excluding the awns); glumes equal or slightly unequal, lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 6-10 mm long, acuminate or narrowed into an awn up to 4 mm long; lemma lanceolate-oblong, 9-11(-13) mm long (excluding the awn), glabrous below, sometimes with minute scattered hairs towards the tip, narrowed into a straight or flexuous awn 7-20 mm long; palea as long as the body of the lemma, pointed or shortly 2-toothed at the tip; anthers 2-3 mm long.

    2000-3700 m.

    Type locality: Europe.

    Distribution: Gilgit & Kashmir; Europe and temperate Asia; introduced into North America.

    Fl. & Fr. Per.: July-August.


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